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Football Painting Joe Montana "Too Tall" Jones famous "The Catch" play of the SF 49ers

This San Francisco 49er's painting of mine hangs in Levi's Stadium depicts one of the most memorable events in NFL history - the January 10, 1982, NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.  

The story behind the painting.   The Cowboys defensive end Ed "Too Tall" chases a backpedaling Joe Montana toward the sideline, and seems certain to either send him out of bounds or sack him. But at the last moment, and after pump-faking to get 6-foot 9-inch "Too Tall" Jones to jump, Montana throw a high pass to the back of the end of the end zone to Dwight Clark for the wining touchdown.  Montana said that "Too Tall" Jones knocked him to the ground so he didn't see Dwight Clark make the catch.  "Too Tall" Jones reacted to the play by saying to Montana "You just beat America's Team".  Montana said to Jones, "Well, you can sit at home with the rest of America and watch the Super Bowl."

The 5 foot by 6 foot painting, acrylic on canvas  hangs in one of the hallways of the new e49er's Levi's stadium in Santa Clara, Ca.  One an earlier post you can see it photographed on the stadium's large video screen.  

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